from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A monk or mendicant friar belonging to the order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, founded in 1155. Also called White Friar.
- n. A member of a community of nuns of this order, founded in 1452.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of the Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a Catholic religious order focusing on contemplative prayer and the Virgin Mary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the order of Carmelites.
- n. A friar of a mendicant order (the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) established on Mount Carmel, in Syria, in the twelfth century; a White Friar.
- n. A nun of the Order of Our lady of Mount Carmel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mendicant friar of the order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
- n. [lowercase] A variety of pear.
- n. [lowercase] A woolen material similar to beige cloth.
- Belonging to the order of Carmelites.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Roman Catholic friar wearing the white cloak of the Carmelite order; mendicant preachers
- adj. of or relating to the Carmelite friars
But her autobiography became an underground classic when it was circulated in Carmelite convents throughout the world, and demand grew to have it openly published.
One of the earliest Aqua Mirabillis recipes, called Carmelite Water it was originally formulated by the nuns in the Carmelite abbey in France circa 1611.
Everybody, of course, is aware that Professor Joff committed one of his notorious "howlers" when he derived "Carmelite" -- in the street name -- from "Cromwell's Heights."
Rue des Carmes, whose name recalls the Carmelite monastery founded by
Louis XVI, who had joined the order as a boy, took his obligations as a lay military "Carmelite" very seriously, and he daily prayed the Office and attended regular meetings.
While I am a fan of many of the Carmelite saints especially all of the Teresas and my mother seems to really appreciate them, I wouldn't consider myself as having a "Carmelite" spirituality.
You may be familiar with famous names of aux such as Carmelite Water, Florida Water, Eau de Cologne, Hungary Waters, and others.
(So what was the article doing in The "Carmelite" Digest?
They slept near the entrance of the Carmelite Monestary.
St. John of the Cross, the 16th century Carmelite priest, described it as a confrontation, or a healing and process of purification of what lies within on the journey toward union with God.
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